Hungarian interview - Gustav Azari

MHSO, and Monika Berenyi, Hungarian interview - Gustav Azari, 2006.

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Creator MHSO
Monika Berenyi
Title Hungarian interview - Gustav Azari
Published MHSO, and Monika Berenyi, Hungarian interview - Gustav Azari, 2006.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.57
Subject Azari, Gustav
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language Hungarian
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Gustav Azari discusses his Hungarian military career. He also talks about the Yugoslav border oil crisis, emigration in 1956, proletariat in Miskolc and Hamilton, story of escape, father's service in Russia in World War II. Mr. Azari is a Greek Catholic, born in a peasant village, and served as a soldier in Nagykanizsa, and also discusses the Yugoslav oil crisis. He returned to Miskolc and worked in heavy industry. Discusses the revolutionary activity in Miskolc- murders, tanks, terror. Mr. Azari describes the events that occured between October 27 1956, until his escape in January 1957, through Gyor and Hegyeshalom across the border to Austria. Mr. Azari decided to go to Canada because of the definition he read of Canada in a Hungarian-Engilsh dictionary. He traveled to Canada from Schwechat with others from Lager, and arrived in Hamilton, Ontario. He moved in with a Hungarian family and worked at a labourer on a farm owned by a Dutch man. Although the first Christmas in Canada was difficult, Mr. Azari eventually married and bought a house. Mr. Azari is proud to be a Canadian citizen.
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